I went to Park Plaza for my friends birthday in July. I have been many times over the years and it is always a lovely tea. This time I had the Park Plaza Traditional Afternoon Tea as I often go for the Gentleman’s tea. As usual on a weekend, the restaurant was busy, but staff were attentive and welcoming.
They offer a good range of tea, but as usual I went for English Breakfast. You can check out the tea menu here.
Our stands were delivered swiftly and they were presently perfectly. Good selection of traditional afternoon tea sandwiches including Salmon, Cucumber, Ham and egg mayo.
The scones were good, but they came with a small amount of cream and then a pot of butter- who has butter instead of clotted cream??? It took a while to get the attention of a member of staff to ask for more cream as there was not enough for two people. I do also love a Welshcake in afternoon tea, a nice Welsh touch- soooo much sugar though!
Top tier had a cute mini trifle with the Park Plaza Logo. There was a delicate chocolate butterfly on a cupcake. The Pistachio cake was my favourite and it was so perfectly made, it was shame to cut it up.
Traditional afternoon tea is £17.95 Monday-Friday or £20.95 Weekends. It does annoy me when you have to pay more for weekends. There is also a 10% service charge added on the bill.
It is good that the table can have mix of different afternoon teas. If you return you can have a bit of variety. The Park Plaza do afternoon tea well and it is a good central location and there is a pleasant atmosphere. They cater well for large groups, so is ideal for birthday celebrations etc. You can book online or by calling 02920 111103.
I will be back, I am still yet to try the Hendrick’s afternoon tea!